On behalf of all the Ulster Hockey Management Board and Staff, I have the pleasure of presenting the 11th Annual Report of the Ulster Hockey Union (UHU).
This concise review hopefully provides a useful insight into the 2019-2020 season, from the span of Youth Blitz level to the Elite Athlete level. This is only a brief resume of the vast number of work streams being delivered. It serves to highlight the significant work undertaken by our Staff, Standing Committees’ Volunteers (from Clubs and Schools, Umpires and Coaches) and the UHU Management Board and Finance Committee Volunteers, throughout the year and further because of delayed AGM.
However in the very unusual circumstances of the Covid-19 Pandemic, our immediate thoughts are with the members of Ulster Hockey Family who have played major roles in the fight against the terrible virus and for anyone who has suffered personal loss of a family or friend loved one. A very sincere thanks to all our hockey health care professionals, Ulster Hockey is truly proud of you.
We look forward to supporting these members when we get back to hockey and they still have to cope with on-going restrictions, dealing with the mitigation against any possible second wave risk of the virus.
We also think of the much older members of the Branch or those shielding, who have been confined to their homes. Thank you to all the many Hockey friends who have supported each other in their individual challenging scenarios.
Thanks also the Clubs for managing the financial challenges, extremely difficult situations of furloughing employees and ensuring pitch maintenance, etc. Big shout-out to Clubs who have helped in their local communities, dealing with all the risks involved.
On behalf of all the Management Board, Committees and Staff, I would sincerely thank the Clubs Community for another year’s great work ever challenging situations and we look forward to a successful next season which hopefully can be planned over the next few months, back to play protocols allowing.
Chair: Billy Pollock
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Annual Report for the 2019/20 Season